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Bioluminescence: Explanation for Glowing Waves Suggested

Bioluminescence: Explanation for Glowing Waves Suggested

It has long been known that distinctive blue flashes, a type of bioluminescence, that are visible at night in some marine environments are caused by tiny, unicellular plankton known as dinoflagellates. However, a new study has, for the first time, detailed the potential mechanism for this bioluminescence.

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Radiation Risk at Scots Beach Worse Than Thought, Says Report

Radiation Risk at Scots Beach Worse Than Thought, Says Report

Highly radioactive material have been found on the popular Dalgety Bay beach, Scotland, giving great “cause for concern”, especially for children, exposed to radioactive pollution from the beach, a study by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) just revealed.

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Gulf algae bloom affects much of Texas Gulf Coast

Gulf algae bloom affects much of Texas Gulf Coast

Historic drought conditions are fueling the largest algae bloom in more than a decade along the Texas Gulf Coast, killing fish, sparking warnings about beach conditions and making throats scratchy, researchers said.

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EU Moves To ‘Green’ Its Farms In Radical Reform Bid

EU Moves To ‘Green’ Its Farms In Radical Reform Bid

The reforms would potentially lead to an agricultural U-turn, putting Europe’s 12 million farms on the road to “sustainable practices” after years of free for all.

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Results of Pebble Mine Measure Expected Mid-Oct.

Results of Pebble Mine Measure Expected Mid-Oct.

“Imagine a pit two miles wide by 2,000 feet deep, and an underground mine a mile deep. This gargantuan gold and copper operation would produce an estimated 10 billion tons of contaminated waste, 3,000 pounds for every man, woman and child on Earth…There are few human activities as toxic as large-scale mining…” As vote have been cast, it will be nearly two weeks before Alaskans know the outcome of an initiative aimed at stopping the Pebble Mine project, potentially the world’s largest man-made excavation.

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Nitrate Levels Rising in Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Nitrate Levels Rising in Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Changes in the ratio of nitrate to phosphorus in the oceans off the coasts of Korea and Japan caused by atmospheric and riverine pollutants may influence the makeup of marine plants and influence marine ecology, according to researchers from Korea and the U. S.

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Scottish Nuclear Fuel Leak Will Never Be Completely Cleaned Up

Scottish Nuclear Fuel Leak Will Never Be Completely Cleaned Up

Radioactive contamination that leaked for more than two decades from the Dounreay nuclear plant on the north coast of Scotland, polluting local beaches, the coastline and the seabed, will never be completely cleaned up, a Scottish government agency has admitted.

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China solar company pledges toxic waste cleanup

China solar company pledges toxic waste cleanup

Protests in rural areas and smaller cities are often quashed or ignored. But those in and near big cities like Shanghai appear to be having some influence on leaders who have pledged to deliver a more sustainable, healthy lifestyle along with job-creating growth.

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26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup: Local Action, Global Change !

26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup: Local Action, Global Change !

In partnership with organizations and individuals across the globe, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup engages people to remove trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris, and change the behaviors that cause ocean trash in the first place. The 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is on September 17th, 2011.

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